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Two Charlestown Men Plead Guilty To Federal Charge Concerning Armed Robbery of $350,000 From Fleet Bank and Armored Car Reports U.S. Attorney.

BOSTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Attorney Donald K. Stern announced that RICHARD T. HAGERTY, 24 years old, and TIMOTHY W. LINNANE, also 24, both of Charlestown, pled guilty on November 16, 1998, to a federal gun charge arising out of their involvement in the May 19, 1993 armed robbery of $350,000 from an armored car guard in the lobby of the Fleet Bank, located at 437 Rutherford Avenue, Charlestown.

HAGERTY and LINNANE were indicted by a federal grand jury in May of this year, and were arrested that same day. Both have been held without bail ever since.

HAGERTY and LINNANE pled guilty to a charge that they aided and abetted others, including Enrique "Rickie" Auch, in using and carrying firearms in connection with the Fleet Bank armed robbery. Auch, also of Charlestown, was tried and convicted in February 1997 for his role as the getaway car driver in the robbery, and is now serving a federal prison term of twelve years.

Chief United States District Judge Joseph L. Tauro accepted HAGERTY's and LINNANE's guilty pleas, and scheduled sentencing for January 25, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. The charge to which HAGERTY and LINNANE pled guilty brings with it a mandatory sentence of five years in federal prison. HAGERTY and LINNANE will remain in prison pending sentencing.

The investigation which led to the successful prosecution of Auch, and the indictment of HAGERTY and LINNANE was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and members of the FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force, which includes Massachusetts State Police and Boston and Cambridge police officers. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Apfel, of Stern's Major Crimes and the Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Units Office.
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